Serving a plethora of both classic and modern dishes from various regions of India and beyond, all cooked by regional chefs specially recruited from the subcontinent, Bengal Brasserie succeeds in its aim to change Belfast's perceptions of Indian cuisine.
The fact that this popular restaurant on Ormeau Road has been titled a Brasserie develops a theme the restaurant executes so well: Indian flavours and cooking style meets Western twists in a chic, European styled environment.
This ‘India meets Europe’ idea is palpable in such dishes as the popular starter of Bengal tapas: a selection of lamb, chicken, king prawn and vegetable dishes perfect for sharing, and in the Tali Macchi: a pan fried fillet of sea bass served with asparagus, mango, tomato and curry leaf infused coconut sauce. Also highly regarded is the Kufta Khazana: an authentic Bengali spiced meat ball dish, cooked with diced onions, peppers and root ginger.
Hankering for your usual British favourite? Bengal Brasserie also serves traditional jalfrezis, kormas, biryanis, and tandoori grilled specials, meaning they have every member of the party covered.
Despite the excellent prime-quality meat and seafood served at Bengal Brasserie, the chefs’ vegetarian dishes are flavoursome enough to make you realise you don’t even need meat in a good curry. Palok paneer, a homemade Indian cheese cooked with fresh spinach and garlic will taste delectably different from your usual selection, whereas the sab-ji thali offers a more traditional Indian way to sample multiple vegetarian curries: on a silver tray, with added rice and naan.
Please Note: this offer is not available on bank holidays, throughout December, or on special occasion days such as, but not limited to, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day or Easter Sunday.